Skip to main content

A guide to historical fiction

Item Preview

texts
A guide to historical fiction


Published 1914
SHOW MORE


26


Publisher London G. Routledge
Pages 596
Possible copyright status NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language English
Call number ABA-0110
Digitizing sponsor MSN
Book contributor Robarts - University of Toronto
Collection robarts; toronto

Full catalog record MARCXML

[Open Library icon]This book has an editable web page on Open Library.

comment
Reviews

Reviewer: Zither - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 26, 2009
Subject: A Guide to PD Books to Put on the Net
Get the PDF: the TXT is not formatted so it's difficult to tell what divisions should be.

As a pure catalog, this is good, but not in any way thrilling--catlogs aren't. Books are sorted by the era they cover, and within a year by author, though Baker does try and group any particular author in an area by sorting books in close years by year under the author.

Many of the books are given short synopses, mainly to tell you what historical events or persons are included. Many have nothing but the years covered: we suspect much of this comes from publisher's catalogs. No one could read this many thousand novels! Very usefully, juvenile fiction is clearly marked [juvenile]. One instantly sees how it predominates, especially in early eras.

The uses of a catalog this old are to find books you never knew existed for --
a) Completing a collection on an era;
b) Completing your guide to histfi into the 21st C while saving you a hundred years of titles-hunting;
c) Hunting them down in hardcopy to see them preserved online in archives like this.

There's always a need for more PD books, once places like this and Project Gutenberg set up. The great classics that are PD having been covered. What do we do with the volunteers and systems already set up? Why, work our way down into long-lost pop fiction.

The only other uses I can think of are to hunt down old authors' complete works, to find out what a book covers without reading it (librarians especially), or to figure out what books were available by a particular year. It's a handy catalog, probably very thorough, but it's not for entertainment.
SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata)
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 2,176
favorite 0
comment 0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
texts
eye 2,809
favorite 0
comment 0
Boston Public Library
by Baker, Ernest Albert, 1869-1941
texts
eye 5,089
favorite 2
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Nield, Jonathan, 1863-
texts
eye 728
favorite 0
comment 0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Baker, Ernest Albert, 1869-1941
texts
eye 1,773
favorite 0
comment 0
California Digital Library
by Baker, Ernest Albert, 1869-1941
texts
eye 2,297
favorite 0
comment 0
California Digital Library
by Baker, Ernest Albert, 1869-1941
texts
eye 2,420
favorite 1
comment 0
Cornell University Library
by Baker, Ernest Albert, 1869-1941
texts
eye 505
favorite 0
comment 0
Cornell University Library
by Baker, Ernest Albert, 1869-1941
texts
eye 373
favorite 0
comment 0
University of Connecticut Libraries
by Baker, Ernest Albert, 1869-1941; Packman, James
texts
eye 1,035
favorite 0
comment 0